Which ground­bait for deep rivers?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

I’M fish­ing the River Trent soon and I am told it’s deep. Do I need to use a dif­fer­ent ground­bait to com­bat the deep wa­ter or is there an ad­di­tive I can put in my favourite roach mix to get the balls to hold to­gether?

Ja­son French, Wal­sall

YOU could do both and, if you have a suc­cess­ful ground­bait mix, it’s hard to change things com­pletely.

Should you wish to try some­thing new, though, look at a ded­i­cated river roach mix such as Sen­sas Gros Gar­dons or Bait-Tech Pro-Nat­u­ral. Both these are sticky mixes that can be made into a ball with ease, and won’t break up un­til they hit bot­tom in up to 12ft of run­ning wa­ter.

On the flip­side, your orig­i­nal mix will be fine if you sim­ply add a bag or two of the above mixes to in­crease the stick­i­ness and bind­ing power of the ground­bait. Be sure to over­wet your mix slightly, as this will re­tain the sticky na­ture of the feed through­out the day.

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